6 Common Dental Problems and How to Fix Them

6 Common Dental Problems and How to Fix Them

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June 18 2021


Did you know 59% of adolescents age 12 to 19 have tooth decay in their permanent teeth, according to a National Healthy and Nutrition Examination Survey? 

A smile is your greeting to the world. Make it a healthy and welcoming one by following good dental hygiene practices. Hy-Vee has all the ingredients you need for a sensational smile! 

  1. If You Want Whiter Teeth...

    From toothpastes with special whitening formulas to over-the-counter dental whitening kits that whiten teeth 25 times better than the leading whitening toothpastes, Hy-Vee has what you need.

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  2. If You Have Sensitive Teeth...

    Receding gums and damaged enamel can lead to sensitive teeth that become painful when exposed to hot, cold, sweet, or acidic foods or beverages. Choose toothpastes that prevent this painful sensitivity by building a protective shield.

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  3. If You Need Help Controlling Plaque...

    Twice-a-day brushing is just the start. To prevent plaque, it pays to floss daily to remove food particles. 

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  4. If You Want Fresher Breath...

    Regular brushing of teeth and tongue (with a toothpaste with built-in breath freshener), followed by flossing and gargling is a good start. 

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  5. If You Want to Go Natural...

    Although fluoride is a mainstay in modern dental care, there are non-fluoride options including toothpastes with activated charcoal for teeth whitening and probiotics to restore beneficial bacteria in the mouth.

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  6. If You Want to Get Your Kids to Take Care of Their Teeth...

    Kids need encouragement to take care of their teeth. And those under 6 need instruction on technique as well. Hy-Vee has a variety of dental care products to help foster good habits.


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